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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 820,217 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 424,188 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 477,034 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 535,146 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 500,711 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 418,829 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 414,795 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 499,445 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 454,016 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 511,262 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 77,003 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 101,355 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 65,887 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 19,754 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 18,626 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 26,340 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 52,548 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 25,565 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 19,833 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 16,634 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 22,095 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 21,282 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 23,282 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 13,504 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,722 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 17,753 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,915 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,646 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,597 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 14,227 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,286 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 6,980 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 14,907 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 16,171 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,117 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,484 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 9,191 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,252 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,597 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 5,671 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,748 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,442 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 181,508 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 23,105 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 28,969 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,547 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,506 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,561 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,944 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,139 Premium Only